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passionate minority. i was there from the start. i can remember marching, urging president bush to stop the war. i can still remember comforting anti-war activists like cindy sheehan. i met her near president bush's texas ranch. at camp casey. named for her son. he was killed in action in the war. from day one, i didn't agree with the invasion of iraq. but i always knew how important it was to support our troops. especially when they came home. the president talked about it in his state of the union. >> we will keep faith with our veterans. investing in world class care, including mental health care. for our wounded warriors. supporting our military families. giving our veterans the benefits and education and job opportunities that they have earned. >> over 1.1 million americans served in iraq, and over 32,000 returned home with severe combat wounds. it's a big reason why 45% of veterans from iraq and afghanistan are seeking disability assistant. it's a staggering number. the wait time for that help is even worse. on average, it's over 300 days for our newest veterans. our veter
. i saw this one, the war in iraq coming from the first days after 9/11. there were those in the bush administration who saw this as their opportunity. they were helped by war hawks on the outside. the "washington post" op-ped page, the "weekly standard," the new republic" were open billboards for the relentless push toward war. establishment media joining in offering uncritical coverage of the administration line. this is not a good statement about the american press. i'd like to believe my generation, especially those who grow up in maturity to the horror of dishonesty of vietnam would have spoken loudly against the war hawks. few, mostly on the left, did. fewer from the middle. still fewer from the right. what's worse than that in those months of late 2001, 2002, and early 2003 to oppose the war when there was time to stop it, worse yet, the question is motivation, to cause trouble for yourself. even when a whole new vocabulary, wmd, homeland, regime change, freedom fries, coalition of the willing, was being confected and infiltrated into our national dialogue. the mainstream media
killed this morning in explosions across iraq. that's exactly ten years after then president bush announced the u.s. invasion. most of today's attacks were car bombings around baghdad, including one near major government offices and foreign embassies. we're still getting information in on that in terms of casualties and injuries. elizabeth, you first, ten years later, where are we? well, it's a very difficult anniversary. no one remembers this fondly at all. the iraqis certainly don't remember this well. they're not marking this anniversary at all. i also think that the war changed fundamentally the way the united states thinks about war. look at how reluctant the president is right now to intervene in syria in a serious way. look at how reluctant the pentagon was to go to war to intervene in libya. look at how long the afghanistan wars lasted because of what happened in iraq. we're in a very sober place right now. also, we have to remember, nearly 5,000 american men and women killed in uniform killed as a result of this war. i should also -- i should also tell you, i am at this p
're nostalgic, until even a bush -- what happened that they're so far right that the republican party has no sense of what the mainstream is concerned about? >> this is one of those problems when you don't have a clear leader. when there was president bush, he never got credit from liberals at the time, but he was keeping a lid on this stuff. bush was a believer in a lot of kemp. his passion in addition to conservativism was derived from kemp. without that, first there were no leaders and you just had the tea party movement rising up and and then a lot of these leaders are in the conservative house district mostly. so you end up without someone to lead them and say, look, i talked to people outside our group, and these certain things are deal-breakers for them. i know it sounds great when you're talking to each other, but pre-bus did address this a little bit. he talked at the i had logical cul-de-sac that republicans were driving around in where they never stopped to hear what other people were thinking. so it's important to go to these groups and go, why don't you tell me why you aren't
anniversary of the invasion of iraq. a war that was ordered by president george w. bush, a war that the current president has said should never have been authorized. but in marking the anniversary, the president issued this statement. "we honor the memory of the nearly 4,500 americans who made the ultimate sacrifice to give the iraqi people an opportunity to forge their own future after many years of hardship." for the latest, let's go to nbc's kristen welker live for us at the white house. senators lindsey graham and john mccain have just issued a statement warning that if the use of chemical weapons is verified, then the united states must take immediate action. i have to ask you, kristen, how is the white house responding to these disturbing reports out of syria? >> reporter: well, they are quite concerned about the reports out of syria, martin, and i have to tell you, there are still a lot of question marks. the white house making the point that they are looking into the allegations that chemical weapons were used in syria. as you pointed out, the government is pointing fin
george w. bush. that is the scary thing. we need to help israel establish a second most strategic alliance with egypt. obama does not have the ability. >> sean: jordan may not be far behind and syria is going the muslim brotherhood. >> he was most tossed out president in american-israel relations and before the election and same is true today. he didn't set the reset button on this trip. it was embarrassing and refused to go to the parliament to address the officials. it's self-styled and hand picked group of students and young people and he told them to ignore their elected representatives that somehow risk a verse and their parents who have some sort to overcome the legacy of mistrust. to tell holocaust descendants there is no healthy reason for skepticism is embarrassing and wrong. >> sean: ryan. >> let me give you an idea how little the current administration knows about the muslim brotherhood. they are celebrating the fact that the syrian rebels chose as the interim prime minister as an american, but this guy is tied to the u.s. muslim brotherhood. and u.s. ambassador for syr
. on the democratic side, the nominee is expected to be elizabeth colbert bush. her brother uses a fancier pronunciation of the name, known as stephen colbert. on the republican side, the front runner almost as famous as stephen colbert and more famous than his sister but not for a good reason, former governor mark sanford. he has a big national profile, but it is because of his fake hiking trip. mark sanford apologized, finished his term as governor and withdrew from public life for two years. now he is back, trying to win back the public's trust and respect by trying to win back the congressional seat that he once held for three terms. mr. hiking the trail is only one of 16 republicans trying for that seat. the others include the son of media mogul ted turner, his name is teddy, which makes ted turner hard to forget. mark sanford is the frontrunner in the primary, but unless he gets more than 50% of the vote in a field of 16 candidates, then it will be a runoff. he and who comes in second will have a runoff next month. the polls open tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. in south carolina. this is the f
. >> they used language that he was implicitly for citizenship. we have seen this with jeb bush who was for citizenship, in his book, don't know if he wrote it, seemed to not be for citizenship, now he is for citizenship. saw it with marco rubio, his speech at cpac, immigration reform, he doesn't even mention it. we are seeing there's a wing in the republican party when they hear citizenship, they here amnesty. and that's why they're in trouble with this. if you look at the polls, most republicans actually want a comprehensive immigration reform, something like 60%. you see this dance that these figures have to take around the issue. >> sam, it is not like rand paul didn't know. this speech was on his schedule awhile. he knew his day was coming and he was going to be talking about this in front of this audience. it seems easy to keep your story straight. >> you would think so if planning the speech. keep in mind where he came from not even a year or two years ago. in 2011 he cosponsored a bill that outlawed birth right citizenship. children wouldn't be granted citizenship. 2010, he
back to george h.w. bush and jim baker had a very tense relationship with former israeli prime minister shamir over settlements and loan guarantees, so the tension is real but not unprecedented, but you can manage it because of deep cooperation that the two countries have on a variety of issues to both. >> richard wolf, at the time there were people in israel saying what joe klein was saying. >> right. >> it was very controversial thing that bb netanyahu was doing, given that he worked literally in the same office with mitt romney in boston years ago, there was just plenty of suspicion around the whole thing. when president obama arrives there today, i assume there's going to be, there was absolutely none of that from president obama, seemed like all the burden was on netanyahu today to try to make up for what he had done during the campaign. >> right. let's be clear. this is more awkward situation for the israeli prime minister than it is for the american president. the israeli prime minister is the guy that screwed up. and by the way, there are other examples where actually the bush a
. really, back to the fight in new york where so many different people, barbara bush, the daughter of the former president, sports figures, all felt the need to come out and be in support of marriage and ultimately to stand on the right side of history. as those people come out, they lend to this atmosphere of inevitability. that i think has built up and built up and really nobody i think has played more of a role in that than the folks that ted ande and others have represented. >> i had a ski instructor once who said first there's the terror, then the horror, then the accident. i think a lot of people feared this. there was a lot of unclear, unknown fear. once people see it in all these states, they go, i don't feel pain because of this, this isn't bothering me, right? >> not only do they not feel any pain, but the other thing we have on our side is the passage of time. as time goes by, they see that these arguments that the opposition have made have fallen by the wayside. we were talking earlier that you can't find a consistent argument over this. >> that's what i want to get to.
. and the same hacker may have hacked the bush family and colin powell's facebook page and now set his sights on the former secretary of state. chris stirewalt, host of power play foxnews.com. >> megyn: this hacker appears to have hacked, it's not the good kind of gucci. >> no, no, the bad goochically. >> megyn: he managed to hack a person very connected to the clintons and apparently obtained about four memos between blumenthal and mrs. clinton in the days immediately after september 11th, 2012 when she was being informed about what happened in benghazi. this was an interesting question for the media because the memos, you know, the hacked memos contained correspondence about a subject that is news worthy, that has been covered by most organizations, some more than others, but most organizations and yet, when obtained by a hacker illegally, what did the media do with such correspondence? >> validate is what they do, the base rules of journalism would say, something ill-gotten, if it's consequence people are less likely to use it. the bush e-mails that included self-portraits by the former pr
wolf and former adviser to the bush administration and author of "start up nation," dan senor. in washington former representative of california and ceo of the woodrow international senator for scholars, jane harman. good to have you both and all of us together this morning. >>> right to the news. we had the two-year-old conflict in syria is entering a critical stage. both the rsyrian state news agency reports 25 people were killed yesterday. american officials say they are looking into the allegations and white house press secretary jay carney issued a warning to the assad regime. >> we have no evidence to substantiate the charge that the opposition has used chemical weapons. we are deeply skeptical of a regime has lost all credibility and warn the regime against making these kind of charges as any kind of pretext or cover for its use of chemical weapons. >> neither side of the conflict has provided documentation that chemical agents have been used. senator lindsey graham spoke about the allegations telling foreign policy that quote this. we need to come up with a plan to sec
, rea realizing that maybe i was too hard over bush over this. >> dana: they haven't added prisoners because of the drone policy. it means we haven't been bringing them to gitmo to get intel, because we basically just get rid of them. if you break down the number, $150 million. one reason it's expensive is everything costs more. >> greg: try to flip it. >> eric: what do you do, you leave them there and you don't offer them soccer fields and volleyball courts. you let it -- they're terrorists. enemy combat tant. you have don't make it easier for them. you make it harder for them. head an idea. instead of upgrading for $150 million. divide by the open our white house. $74,000 a week. it comes to 40 years of white house tours. make it a resort for the terrorists. >> greg: buy so it the kids can tour gitmo. >> dana: take "the amazing race" to gitmo. they could learn. freddie if cbs did that, they would condemn gitmo. >> dana: you know it would be push's fault. can i defend the department of defense or one issue. part of the request is to help our troops down there having to make sure the
.s. air force commander, fair or not fair. we'll hear the facts. colonel tim bush passed the standard tests, push-ups, sit-ups, running, and according to air force fitness his waist exceeded 39 inches. it's the only fitness test he failed. colonel bush says he's not a little guy and always been physically able to do his job. and colonel bush has been on active duty with the air force for 25 years and took command of the base in grand forks, north dakota in 2011. since he passes the fitness test and not the waistline test should he be relieved of his command? a rule is a rule tell us, we're back in two minutes. [ male announcer ] just when you thought you had experienced performance a new ride comes along and changes everythi. the powerful gs. get great values on your favorite lexus models during the mmand performance sales event. this is the pursuit of perfection. watch this -- alakazam! ♪ [ male announcer ] staples has always made getting office supplies easy. ♪ another laptop? don't ask. disappear! abracadabra! alakazam! [ male announcer ] and now we're making it easier to get e
around? politically? >> it's going to be tough. i think jeb bush has carved out his own segment, especially with education, but there's always the bush name. that's good and bad, but they've been a bush in the white house forever, there's a lot of people that don't remember a republican president but george bush. >> that may not be a positive. thank you, chip. you can't bring your brother to the convention with you, you have problems. thank you, mr. mayor for coming on again. >>> up next, the president is in the middle east. he seems to be winning over many skeptical israelis especially the young who are not skeptical. that could be good things for the president. don't you think? this is a big, positive trip for him. this is "hardball," the place for politics. acceler-rental. at a hertz expressrent kiosk, you can rent a car without a reservation... and without a line. now that's a fast car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. like other precious things that start off white, it yellows over time. when it comes to your smile, if you're not whitening, y
to -- or she is referred to as goose-ifer and has hacked into the friends accounts of the bush family and now an equal-opportunity hacker, now he has hacked into the personal account of sidney blumenthal, a longtime bill clinton and hillary clinton confidante who got his aol account compromised going back to 2005. what he's done now is he has distributed to people on capitol hill and journalists four memos that were sent to hillary rodham clinton concerning benghazi, among other things. pwroeupl i'm -- >>brian: i'm a little torn by this. if you're going to take this information and run with it, should we publish what happened on the bush personal e-mails? should we get those e-mails that were let out by that hacker in iraq that let everybody's e-mails out from the state department? but it could reveal the situation in that the cables never reached hillary clinton's desk could have actually reached her desk if she was somehow interacting and made it clear in this exchange. i think it is a precedent. you start looking at hacked e-mails among these congressmen, when they get hacked, is it open s
with george bush's head on the spike. >> i think people have too much time on their hands. could we start with the markets? are you kidding me? >> there is george bush. >> what is going on here? alex! put that down! >> they had to apologize for that. >> do you want people to watch this show? seriously. stupid. >> that's not juiceesus, it's s. people were into that in the bar. >> i'm going to move on. >> they were the only ones like in high school cheering for the devil. >> i'm going to try to move on and save you all from yourself. we begin with the markets. big repercussions this morning to a controversial plan by european leaders to partially fund a bailout of cyprus. today, cyprus parliament will hold an emergency vote to review the terms of a rescue package that targets individual savings accounts in exchange for billions of dollars of emergency crash and creditors impose onetime tax of 3% on all bank deposits under $130,000. >> going deep here. >> the tax could be closer to 10% on people who have over $640,000 in the bank. that's according to the "the wall street journal" this mornin
this week. it was a parade of former bush administration officials to say not only did they personally do nothing wrong but the iraq war turned out great, the right decision to liberate those people and how dare we try to second-guess them all these years later. i did not expect such bald revisionist history. and it makes me very happy we have decided to re-air our documentary on what they did wrong on the selling of that war tomorrow night. even though it has been ten years since the war was sold to the american public, the folks who did the selling, you know what, they did it all on tape, and the tape still exists. and now the people involved in those decisions are coming forward to talk about it, to say it didn't happen at all the way it really did. hubris airs 9:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow night, followed directly after by talking hubris, hosted by chris hayes. if you saw it the first time, check it out again. certainly check out the chris hayes' special after. now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. >>> history was made in israel today, by the presid
does george h. bush say? >> read my lips: no new taxes. >>anna: adorable. this pint-sized impersonator taking the internet by storm. >>brian: more people than ever are relying on food stamps. is our government getting the blame or the credit? the blame or the credit? a closer look next. look what mommy is having. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. advil pm® or tylenol pm. the advil pm® guy is spending less time lying awake with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. advil pm®. the difference is a better night's sleep. with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. gotta get that bacon! bacon?! bacooon! smokey bacon, meaty bacon, tasty bacon! bacon? ohh la laa. i say, is that bacon? oh! good heavens! bacon! bacon! who wants a beggin' strip?? me! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs!! mmm mmm mmm mmm mmmm it's beggin! mmm i love you... (announcer) beggin' strips...made with real bacon. there's no time like beggin' t
of jeff bush and workers since demolished the home. and christina aguilera feeling the moment at the "kids choice awards." ♪ oh, oh, come on ♪ ♪ i just want to feel this moment ♪ >> she can sing. aguilera and pit bull opening the awards show last night in los angeles. >> clayton: a huge pit bull fan. >> alisyn: yeah. if katy perry fan, if i know you. >> clayton: why are the nick load yeah signs up. >> alisyn: katy perry favorite singer, but it wasn't all about the awards, people. >> what happens when you twirl it that way? i don't know, i never-- let's see. >> abracadabra. >> oh!. >> alisyn: i think they knew that was coming. sandra bullock and neil patrick harris slimed on the stage. ooh. >> the green slime. you never did that on television, the nickelodeon show. what was the thing you can't say. i don't know, and pour down on you. >> alisyn: i think you dreamt that. >> rick: i have no idea. >> clayton: what are you guys, all old? >> yeah. >> rick: i didn't watch nickelodeon. how about 10 degrees when you work up. take a look out in denver, because we had major problems yesterday
long term, former florida governor jeb bush used his time at cpac to issue nothing but tough love for his party. >> all too often, we're associated with being anti-everything. way too many people believe republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker, and the list goes on and on and on. >> meanwhile, in a saturday keynote, texas senator ted cruz pointed to sequester cuts and rand paul's filibuster to argue the conservatives are somehow winning now. and he took a swipe at senator john mccain. >> we did have a certain eminence grize of the republican party describe rand paul and me as wacko birds. >> we wondered whether senator rand paul could corral straw poll supporter. he clearly did. the libertarian senator scored with conservatives looking toward the 2016 race. winning the straw poll with 25% of the vote. very close second there. marco rubio at 23%. no other candidate, though, in double digits. for cycle after cycle, the republican party has been rewarding the next guy in line with their presidential nomination. but for the first time in a gener
to me. >> and governor, how have nevada politics george w. bush won the state twice. now president obama has won state twice. we've also seen huge shift in the latino demographics going from 20% in 2000 to 27% in 2010. have the politics there really shifted? >> it shifted a lot over the years. president clinton, of course, won the state also. perhaps that's why he wrote the forward to my book. because i ran that campaign, but nevada has historically been one that has a combination of a democratic and republican leadership in various offices. the demographics in las vegas have changed dramatically. we have many more hispanics moving into the community. much more democratic registration. that is a reason i think president obama has carried nevada the last two elections as opposed to previously when george w. bush did. >> so do you see nevada in the future becoming more and more blue, going more and more blue with the explosion of hispanics and latinos that will be there? or do you think it's going to be a swing state and go back and forth? >> i think we're always going to be in play. i thi
george w. bush announced the invasion had begun. rick leventhal was along with the u.s. marines who fired the first shot a decade ago. he is live in our new york city newsroom. rick? >> shep, most of our time with the marines early on was in the back of an armored vehicle rolling through the desert sharing the cramped space with sergeant michael timmons. >> i have concord the world. >> timmons captured that flag from iraqi guard post a good natured kid who slept on the floor so we could have the bench seats of the vehicle. he dug fighting holes in the desert and taught us the art of mre's when he wasn't kicking in the door with m 16. he settled in texas where he worked as corrections officer with no special plans to mark this particular anniversary. >> do you look back? do you think about iraq? >> not so much anymore. i kind of look at it just as, you know, just as a part of my past. try not to dwell ton or think about anything. i just live my life as if, you know, it never really even happened. >> timmons says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder but still serves in the army na
-a-half away from the sinkhole that claimed the life of jeff bush, back in february. this sinkhole is about 8 feet wide and 10 feet deep. those living nearby are afraid their homes could be next. >> once we found out it was a sinkhole, i went to go tell by dad because i knew someone might get hurt. >> i said, oh, my god. it startled me. >> this is my house. i am worried about not being able to live in this house. >> some people have evacuated as a pro caution. but officials don't being the homes are in any danger. organized labor taking a major blow on thursday when the right to work law takes place in michigan. the historic heartland of unions, after a fiery debate. >> the issue is really being pro-choice for workers, giving them the opportunity to have the freedom to choose. >> this is about defunding union, taking away their power to be able to organize. this is unleashing, i believe this is unleashing corporate greed. >> shannon: this come as organized labor sees record low numbers. when you take out public workers, the number's down to 6.6% for private-sector workers. this is a far cry f
that he continues the theme during the president's first term he tried hard during the big bush. it didn't go anywhere. he didn't pressure them to come back in a serious way. president abbas is working hard to roll out the red carpet if you will. he has not had a lot of success when it comes to getting a warm welcome here. president of the united states was not well loved is an under statement. we have video of when they put up a bunch of posters to welcome him to ramallah. they set them on fire and graffitied them. they feel the u.s. is not pressuring israel enough. what will happen over the next few hours president obama and president abbas is going to sit down. p palestinians are willing to go back to the negotiating table. they want the israelis to stop building settle ams inside land that they want the future state. whether or not the israel ryes are willing to do that it unlikely at best. netanyahu said he was willing to come back to the negotiating table and wanted to move forward with the peace process. good word but not a lot of good deeds followed on either side. it is presiden
-year-old jeff bush was asleep in his bed when a sinkhole opened up beneath his home. his body has never been recovered. turning now to story we've been following for a while, the massive backlog of disability claims at department of veterans affair. the red tape forcing many of our veterans to wait months, maybe years for benefits they deserve. today the va secretary calling the backlog unacceptable saying he's standing by his commitment to the end. by 2015. >> the commitment hasn't changed. i took this job to make things better for veterans. i don't know them individual will y ly, but i know them as a group and served with many of them this.he commitment hasn't >> harris: he says he'll fix it by 2015, but there's still a lot to fix. and doug kennedy has more on the hassle some are facing. >> reporter: and there was bureaucracy at the va he said made the last years of his life a living hell. >> he fought more with that va than he did in vietnam. >> harold frazier is one of 20,000 u.s. veterans who died last year waiting for the department of veterans affairs to decide on their benefits
dollars. about 50 bales of it were wrapped in plastic -- found partly hidden in bushes. police have not tracked down extensive damage in tennessee.as a fast moving wildfire has damaged or destroyed more about 60 homes. you can see them on fire here. this is just outside the great smoky mountains national park in eastern tennessee. damage is wide-spread. charred remains of homes. most of these lareg rental cabins. more than 160 acres have burned. some of the cabins were occupied and about 150 to 200 people were evacuated, but byson said no injuries were reported. heavy winds late this afternoon have made containing the fire more difficult. however, a storm front moving across the tennessee was expected to bring an inch of rain to east tennessee by tuesday morning. >> jacqueline: temperatures are going to cool off dramatically. and warming right back up. as we take a look outside of the satellite and radar. the increase with clouds. offshore. towards the pacific northwest. it looked like it was going to come right to the north bay. this system to the sub-tropical moisture. we will be
. to try to match even though it is a big leap, the kind of connection that george bush had on security concerns and certainly bill clinton had as a beloved figure in israel. that is what he had not done until now. he had been here as a candidate in 2008. i was covering him there then. he had not reached out to israel's people in a personal way. and i think that's what he tried to accomplish. he did it by talking about the struggles of the palestinians and the israel business the civil rights struggle, with the fact that you israelis have fought for this land. you fought to overcome your struggles just as my children in another generation would not have had equal rights. so he really tried to make it a personal appeal. and that i think had some resonance in talking to the host of the "meet the press" here in israel and very widely known anchor. and she said the follow-up is the main concern. but that it was a very different kind of speech and very appealing to the people there in the room. >> and making that personal appeal something the president does very well. thanks again and safe t
and former governor jeb bush for none other than hillary clinton in 2016. a quinnipiac university poll the other day found floridians would support the former secretary of state and first lady 52-42% over senator rubio and 51-40% over former governor bush. hmm. >>> overwhelming american support for gun background checks. so, why is that not translating into overwhelming support on capitol hill? i'll talk to congressman jim hines next. >>> and great balls of fire. just what was that light that so many folks saw in the sky last night? we will talk about that, too. you're watching msnbc, the place for poll ticks. we're taking downy to the streets. which shirt feels more expensive? that one's softer. it's the same t-shirt. really? this one was washed in downy. why spend a lot of money when you can just use downy? downy's putting our money where our soft is. try downy softness. love it or your money back. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be heal
at each other and called each other out. and now the two bushes finishing the top five. coming up between 9 and noon between kilmeade and friends, the radio app and wherever you have our stations, bret baier, gordon chang and ed henry amongst the many guests. >>steve: let's tell you a little bit about this. if you work in a place and every season you know you get a new crop of young people into the office -- interns and what not -- and you think they don't work like i used to when i first got signed on to this job, you're kind of right. because there's a york college in pennsylvania did research where they talked to 400 people in human resources. what they found out is essentially millennials, the young people who just graduated from high school and college, they are a little immature. they are not very professional at work. >>ainsley: i don't like this study. it says that generation needs a new attitude. i feel like they say this with every college graduating class that you're not as good as we were. i'd like to look at the positives. there are a lot of interns here that are awesome and
i learned working with george herbert walker bush is that the most important thing in the world is for people to trust america and to have a feeling that america will be there in dealing with the national security issues. on both counts, this president obama has lost. >>steve: it is curious, because if you're just watching -- if you saw the president with netanyahu yesterday, you would think they're getting along great. in the past, for all intents and purposes, it seemed like they hated each other. the fact that b.b. netanyahu used to go to school with mitt romney, that didn't help things. but there is a quote today that apparently a senior israeli official said there was -- quote -- "a tacit agreement apparently between both leaders, if not coordination, to engage in a very intense public display of affection." >>alisyn: good. fantastic. if president obama's visit to israel helps them smooth over the tensions they had in the past and forge some sort of friendship, fantastic. even if they're faking it, sometimes that works. >>brian: would you be talking to alisyn if she wasn't
out what the israel public wants from him. >> the most confrontational i remember is george bush the father and several months later -- israel people said we can't afford that kind to be between our two governments. each side needs the other. right now, i think it's shifted somewhat. >> all right. thanks so much, andrea. what is on the calendar today? >> the president is going to be giving this major speech today. he is in ramallah now, as you know. he gives a major speech. he had a fascinating high tech sort of walk-through with the israelis and a lot of interesting developments on the growing economy here, the technology sector. we will have jeff goldberg and host of "meet the press" in the united states, david gregory and "meet the press" from here, dana weiss. we have a pretty jam-packed show. >> wonderful. andrea mitchell, thanks very much. >>> the white house is work, on shifting over side of its lethal drone program from the cia to the military. according to the "the wall street journal." the move would make the controversial program subject to international law. strikes w
of client investment strategies with russell investments. the managing director with web bush securities. steve, i'll start with you. how do you read the market's reaction to the cyprus move in the news today? >> i think cyprus is a one-op deal. very different than the other european countries. the banking industry is such a big percentage of what goes on there. i think people were initially scared by the quote/unquote deposit tax. now the feeling is it's a unique solution. it's one we won't see in italy, spain or portugal. so i think the market said, well, it's okay. we can live with this. we don't think it will get repeated. certainly in the united states. the european indices have had more of a decline than we have. but we're sort o o whistling pat this graveyard, so to speak. >> mark, i think you fall in the same camp as steve, in that you think cyprus is small. c contagion is not such a big problem. financial is a sector that really has traded of late along with european woes. >> yeah. first of all, we would agree with that and we would agree with steve. i'm surprised the markets di
republicans, including the top advisers to former presidents george w. bush and former governors and members of congress have all signed on to a legal brief arguing in favor of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. notably, ohio senator rob portman emerged as a supporter of same-sex marriage last week, making him the only sitting republican senator to publicly support the right to marry for gay men and lesbians. republicans aren't the only ones having a change of heart. the majority of americans, 58%, think it should be legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed. supporters up 21 points since 2003. kenji, on the one hand, we've got what is clearly a growing tide in consensus around marriage equality. as soon as i find myself in a political allied relationship with rob portman, i say okay, let's just reevaluate what's happening here. talk to me. what does a win mean? if portman is on my side. i'm thinking maybe this marriage win is in fact something different than what i thought it was. maybe an imperative toward a certain kind of you must be married, you must sort of follow this set of
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